SILVER DOLLAR CITY
& WHITEWATER BRANSON
Herschend Family Entertainment Corp.
Park News - (8/14/19) Coming in 2019 will be the park’s first “Pumpkin Nights” event during the Fall Harvest Festival which will feature over 8,000 glowing pumpkins. I would assume this event will be very similar to the “Great Pumpkin LumiNights” event that started at Dollywood a couple of years ago. More details to come, along with details about this year’s “An Old Time Christmas”.
(1/4/19) Congratulations to Silver Dollar City who announced that park attendance in 2018 hit a record-breaking all time high. Aided by the introduction of Time Traveler, the park hosted 2.184 million guests in 2018, the largest number in the park’s 59-year history.
2019 - The Year of Shows & Festivals - (3/9/19) Silver Dollar City has announced an all new adventure show coming to the park this season called Reuben’s Swashbuckling Adventure. The show is a $1 million Broadway-style musical journey of discovery with “flying characters, state-of-the-art sets and special effects”. Set in the 1880’s it tells the story of a young Ozarkian boy who “longs to discover what his future holds.” The show will run throughout Star-Spangled Summer and Moonlight Madness, but is dark on Mondays. Click here to find out more.
(1/25/19) Silver Dollar City has announced that something big will be added to An Old Time Christmas in 2019 with the addition of a new 8-story tall, state-of-the-art, Christmas Tree centerpiece to the new Joy on Town Square.
(10/23/18) The Year of Shows & Festivals Coming to Silver Dollar City in 2019. Yes, SDC announced that their follow up to the Time Traveler coaster would be to make 2019 a year full of new live entertainment offerings. New productions coming to the park next season include “Reuben’s Swashbuckling Adventure”, acrobats, a magic show, lumberjacks, a new Pumpkin Nights festival in the fall, as well as numerous new holiday and musical festivals such as “Bluegrass Nights”, “Star-Spangled Summer”, “The Festival of Wonder” and more.
2020 - Mystic River Falls - (8/14/19) Silver Dollar City has confirmed that their new attraction for 2020 will be called Mystic River Falls. A $23 million investment, the new river rapids ride will be nearly a half-mile in length, featuring rapids, hair-pin turns, a hidden mine shaft and an 82 foot tall unique lift tower unlike anything else in the world. Then you’ll experience a 4.5 story plunge near the end, making this the “tallest drop in the western hemisphere” on a rapids ride.
(8/6/19) Looks like we got the name (or possible names) of the new attraction coming to Silver Dollar City in 2020. The park has filed a number of trademarks so far including, “Mystic River Falls”, “Pearl’s Float Trip” and “Lost Caverns”. So far they have been putting the #LostCaverns hashtag on many of their online teasers, but perhaps that may be too obvious, or perhaps that is one location within the larger attraction area.
(7/29/19) Fantastic coverage of the construction taking place at Silver Dollar City on the park’s 2020 attraction can be found this week at MidWestInfoGuide. As they point out, this new creation appears like it will dwarf the former Lost River attraction.
(7/18/19) Silver Dollar City has posted a new #LostCaverns teaser image this week, this one with an August 13th, 2019 date on it. So I guess we have our announcement date set for the park’s 2020 addition.
(6/16/19) So what’s going on at Silver Dollar City for 2020? Looks like the park may have posted a little teaser on Facebook with the hashtag #LostCaverns and “The Greatest Adventures Lie Ahead”, along with, “Shhh… it’s a secret.”
Clicking on the link will take you to the url, “http://silverdollarcity.com/Expedition20” where you can sign up for more information about what new adventure they have planned for 2020. “All is not lost… Another Great Adventure Lies Ahead!” in reference to the closure of the “Lost River of the Ozarks” attraction.
The new ride on the way still seems to be a water ride of some kind, possibly another rapids ride, but rumors indicate that the plan may be to completely revamp it into something much more exciting, possibly with a flume drop section, not unlike Infinity Falls that opened last year at SeaWorld Orlando.
(3/19/19) The latest update to MidWestInfoGuide shows off the current construction progress taking place at Silver Dollar City for an unknown 2020 project replacing the Lost River of the Ozarks attraction. What is really odd is that it appears as if they pouring a new concrete trough that would seem to indicate that a new water attraction is in the works… one able to make some very tight turns. More on this as we find out.
(2/27/19) A new construction video showing off the site of Silver Dollar City’s former Lost River was found on YouTube featuring new aerial footage of the site which looks to have been almost entirely cleared.
(12/10/18) Demolition crews on site at Silver Dollar City have been very busy lately tearing apart large sections of Lost River of the Ozarks, leaving the former station building in ruins. Most of the area around the ride is being taken out, or appears to be on the verge of demolition, so whatever they have planned to replace it all for 2020 now appears as if it will be an entirely new project and not just an upgrade to the old attraction. Take a look at the latest pictures posted to MidWestInfoGuide as well another section showing off what the rest of the park looks like with all the new construction walls blocking your view and entry into the site.
(11/27/18) A better visual of the construction work now taking place at Silver Dollar City can be seen in this tweet.
(11/24/18) The latest report from MidWestInfoGuide claims that Silver Dollar City has begun redevelopment of the park’s Riverfront area, along with the construction of a new “land bridge" near the park's Rib House, which has filled in a portion of the Lost River of the Ozarks’ course.
Rumor has it that the former Lost River of the Ozarks attraction may be rebuilt to offer some new modern river ride features and reopen under a new name in 2020.